A toy box tale

Term 2: Mon
9.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm

Term 3 & 4: Tue
9.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm
45 mins
Year level
Years F-2
Virtual Program
$90 per 30 students + booking fee
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Booking information
Bookings (03) 8341 7767

This interactive program based on the My grandmother's toy box storybook, provides a unique view of life in the past.

This old toy box has fascinating tales to tell about children’s toys linked to different chapters of the Melbourne Story from 1835 to the present day. Students will see the toys that Hannah discovers in her ancestral toy box up close, and will have the opportunity to reflect on what children’s toys can tell us about how people lived in the past.

In this virtual incursion, children will learn about change over time and how some things change but others stay the same. The toy timeline provides an introduction to chronological order in historical texts.

Teachers will need to download the timeline worksheet so that students can interact with the story and objects as the story is being told. Additional resources are provided for consolidating their learning after the session.

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Curriculum links

  • Humanities
  • Literacy
  • Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Intercultural

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